About the library
The Austin Public Library is key to making Austin a dynamic creative center and the most livable city in the country.
AUSTIN PUBLIC LIBRARY COMMITMENT
We are committed to providing easy access to books and information for all ages, through responsive professionals, engaging programs, and state-of-the-art technology in a safe and friendly environment.
- Austin Public Library Fact Sheet
- Austin Public Library Strategic Plan
- Austin Public Library Facilities Master Plan
- Art in Public Places at the Austin Public Library
- Employment Opportunities at the Austin Public Library
- John Henry Faulk Biography
- Holiday Schedule
- Library Locations, Phone Numbers, and Hours
- Library Acronyms
- Parking Options at the Faulk Central Library and the Austin History Center
- APL Statement of Policies (behavior)
- Gift Policy
- Internet Access and Public Computers
- Library Cards and Circulation Policies
- Library Bill of Rights
- Library Displays, Exhibits, Bulletin Boards Policy Statement
- Materials Selection Policy
- Meeting Rooms
- Privacy Statement
- Reference Service Policies
- Street and Facility Naming Policy (City of Austin)
- Youth Material Levels
The advisory board to the City Council on matters pertaining to the establishment, maintenance and operation of the Austin Public Library. Section 2-1-150 of the City Code. Library Commission meetings are held monthly on the fourth Monday at 7:00 p.m. except for the December meeting. All meetings are at the Austin History Center.
For more information visit the City Clerk's Boards and Commissions page.
View the Library Director's Report.
- Locations and Hours: (512) 974-7301
- Information and Reference: (512) 974-7400
- Spanish Information Line: (512) 482-8398
- Youth Programs: (512) 974-9830
- Austin History Center: (512) 974-7480
Mailing: Austin Public Library P.O. Box 2287 Austin TX 78768-2287
Administrative Office: Faulk Central Library, Austin Public Library 800 Guadalupe St. Austin TX 78701
Shipping: Austin Public Library Warehouse 635 N. Pleasant Valley Rd. Austin, TX 78702
For other addresses see Hours and Locations.